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Psaltery (bell harp)

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Maple case. Spruce soundboard. Eighteen triple courses of strings.

Inscription

Stencilled on cover: KILWINNING

Provenance

Before 1992, Robert W. King, Scotland; by 1992, by descent to his great grandson, Robert H. King, New York; 1992, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert King to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 24, 1992)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert King and Mr. and Mrs. Allen I. Barry

19th century

Object Place

Scotland

Dimensions

Length 61.5 cm, width 35.8 cm, height 16 cm (Length 24 3/16 in., width 14 1/8 in., height 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1992.316

Medium or Technique

Maple, spruce

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones